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A Selection of Papers and Lectures Presented at National and International Conferences

  • "The Seal in Newfoundland Culture", a paper presented to the American Folklore Society annual meeting, 1976 in Philadelphia.
  • "The Seal Fishery", a paper presented to the Workshop of the St. Lawrence, McGill, February 1977.
  • "Fishery to Colony: A Newfoundland Watershed, 1793-1815", a paper presented to the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting, June 1982, in Ottawa.
  • "The Origin and Early Growth of Newfoundland's Seal Fishery" a paper presented to the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting, June 1984 in Guelph, Ontario.
  • "Newfoundland Oral History - Its Influence on the Writing of Local History and Literature", lecture given while participating in the panel, "The Folk in the Arts", at the National Folk Arts Conference, Winnipeg March 4, 5, and 6, 1988.
  • "Oral History and Ethnicity: Heartland and Hinterland: Report from Newfoundland and Labrador", presented to the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Conference, October 18-22, 1989 in Calgary.
  • "Newfoundland Sealing Disasters", a paper presented to the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting, June 1990 in Victoria.
  • "The Introduction of Steam Transport into the Newfoundland Saltfish Trade in the latter Nineteenth Century", a paper presented to the International Maritime History Congress, August 1990 in Madrid.
  • "The Newfoundland Seal Fishery and the Industrial Revolution," a paper presented to the First International Congress of Maritime History," August 17-21, 1992 in Liverpool.
  • "Newfoundland Sealing Strikes, 1830-1914," a paper presented to the "New Directions in Maritime History," conference, 6-10 December 1993 in Fremantle, Australia.
  • "Changing Perceptions of Newfoundland Sealers and Sealing," a paper presented to the Congress of the International Commission for Maritime History, 28 August - 1 September 1995 in Montreal.
  • "The Origins of Newfoundland Commercial Sealing," a paper presented to the North Atlantic Marine Mammals Commission, 25 November 1997 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • "Newfoundland History", a lecture to a visiting delegation from Russia, 16 November 1999, St. John's.
  • "Technology and Productivity in the traditional Newfoundland Seal Fishery", presented to the International Commission for Maritime History, Oslo, Norway. 12 August 2000.
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